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Friday, March 16, 2012

i spy a charm

It's been a very unusual winter here in Michigan. With a total snow fall of what we can get in one day. The middle of March is here and we are having mid to high 70 degree weather. Then today I wake up to fog.. fog so thick its scarey. Ok enough of that...

I love charms.. I look at things thinking that would be a cool charm. I have acquired quite a large collection of Art Charms. My UFO (unfinished object) project this week is related to this collection of charms. I put together a necklace.




I participate in several swaps a year. It's fun to see what others come up with for the theme or how they use a object.


Lets play a game of I SPY... see if you can find a charm you may have created for me.


I had received a cloth necklace in a swap. I wanted to use that as my base. I wove it through a length of oxidized silver link.


I mixed my metals. Using mostly silver, copper and black. But as you can see there are a couple of golds in there too.


I attached the chain to the cloth by sewing it and then tied knots. This served two purposes. One to hide the stitching and the other to adjust the overall length.


I'm not sure each charm has found its exact placement yet. I'm sure I will fuss budget around and move one or two.

I wore it to town yesterday and received great revues. I'm sure it will become one of my go to pieces.

8 comments:

Peggy said...

I recognized one of mine! What an honor to be included in your beautiful art piece!

XOXO
Pegther

Peggy said...

Pegther? Nope, just Peg. Don't know where the ther came from ;)

Bev said...

Love the necklace and know why it got rave reviews!! Awesome stuff you do!

Kia Dallons said...

Great job! I really like the silk woven in, too. Gives it great texture. ...I looked, but I don't think you used one of my charms. : )

ArtZhodgepodge said...

@ Kia... I think the only one of yours I have received is from the Halloween swap.. and those are only tree..

LoriF said...

Love your necklace, and all the charms! What a great idea!! Love the "jumbled" look of it.

KatBug said...

Absolutely gorgeous, what a fantastic piece to wear! :-) & I see a charm I made.

Denise said...

What a gorgeous piece of true art. I know you will enjoy wearing it.
blessing, denise :D